Each May, the life and spirit of Mike, The Headless Chicken, is celebrated in in Fruita, Colorado. A small town of just over 12,000 people, Fruita is home to the descendants of the original pioneers and farmers who settled there in the late 1880s.
Mike was a Wyandotte rooster, born in 1945, who had the unfortunate mishap of having to live without a head. Mike's Festival is to honor not his disability, but the spirit that kept him alive.
What do you think of Mike? Would you like to help celebrate his life?
What a strange occurrence.